INTREPID 1st Action Workshop and WG meetings, Lisbon 25-27 November 2015

INTERDISCIPLINARITY: WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?

The workshop focused on presenting and discussing:

  1. our collection and review of the diversity of definitions of interdisciplinarity,
  2. tracking interdisciplinarity in both funding schemes and scientific literature /with a focus on urban literature/ and
  3. synthesizing our joined understanding on interdisciplinarity within the INTREPID consortium.

We thus alternated between keynote presentations with panel discussions and smaller break out groups. We framed around the workshop two runs of questionnaires to track whether the definition of interdisciplinarity of the consortium members changed during the workshop.

During the workshop we benefited  from the critical input of international scholars intervening as keynote speakers.

Keynote presentations

Definitions and Interpretations of Interdisciplinarity

Professor Roderick J. LAWRENCE , University of Geneva & Visiting Professor at the United Nations University

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Advancing knowledge through interdisciplinarity

Katri Huutoniemi, Science Adviser, Academy of Finland

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Interdisciplinarity: from myths & confusions to (analytical attention to) diversity & complexity

Keynote: Uskali Mäki, Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of  the Social Sciences

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Undisciplined  Emergence

Keynote: John Robinson, University of British Columbia

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Working Group Meetings


WG 1: Interdisciplinarity Reflected in the Policy Documents of Funding Bodies of INTREPID Members

Mrs Justyna Bandola-Gill and Professor Catherine Lyall, University of Edinburgh

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WG2: Achieving critical mass of attention and focused action to improve the practice of inter- and trans-disciplinary research

Carlo Sessa, ISIS Research Director

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